Oil-Rites Redesigns Broad View Level Gage
March 28, 2007—Oil-Rite Corp. re-designed its broad view level gage to reduce the number of unique components.
Liquid level gages are used in various of industries to provide visible verification of fluid level in a holding tank, hydraulic reservoir, or re-circulating tank. The broad view level gage offers a larger area in which the liquid is visible.
The nylon viewing area is 1.75" across in lengths ranging from 3-36". The gage is mounted flush to the tank and allows unobstructed view from the three visible surfaces. According to the companys press release, it is the preferred gage for monitoring liquid levels from a distance, in dark or confined spaces, or with clear/colorless fluids.
The gage is mounted to a tank with two hollow bolts that allow fluid to enter the nylon viewing area. The upper and lower entry points of the tank equalize atmospheric conditions within the internal chambers of the gage, ensuring that the level of the liquid in the gage is at the exact height of the liquid in the tank.
The broad view gage features red line tape for increased visibility. High and low marks are indicated within the viewing area. The gage is designed to utilize equivalent top and bottom components.
Interchangeable bolts allow the gage to be built with shut-off valves (for removal of the gage without emptying the tank) or a dial thermometer to monitor fluid temperature. The gage can be secured from the front (outside) with standard 1/2 x 20" bolts or from the back (inside) using a nut to tighten the gage and create a seal between the gage end blocks and the surface of the tank.
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